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Lafayette favors Cochran, Childers

While Sen. Thad Cochran and his Tea Party opponent wait with baited breath to find out if they will held to a runoff election later this month, Lafayette County voters showed their support for fellow resident, Cochran who took 64.3 percent of the vote in the U.S. Senate Republican Primary Tuesday night. Few problems were reported with the new voter ID law and election officials said everything ran smoothly at the polls. (June 4, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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    Slinging mud doesn’t give voters a clear picture

    Nasty politics is not something new, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if all the mud that’s been slung back and forth between the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel camps — and their unofficial supporters — is a bit dirtier than usual. (May 28, 2014, Page 4)

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      Primary election set for Tuesday

      Two ward seats will be decided in Tuesday’s primary election with only Democrat candidates running in wards 4 and 5. The democratic candidate for mayor will also be decided. The primary election will be held at the Oxford Conference Center this year. For years, it’s been held at the Oxford Activity Center but city officials moved the election to the OCC to better accommodate larger crowds and in anticipation of tennis court construction. Voting begins at 7 a.m. and polls will close at 7 p.m. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)

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        Lafayette County backs Romney

        While former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Mississippi Republican primary Tuesday, Lafayette County voters backed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, giving him 36.9 percent of the votes. (March 14, 2012, Page 1)

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          Senate primary candidates

          Three Republican and three democrats are on the ballot for U.S. Senate race including incumbent Sen. Roger Wicker. Read a little about each candidate in today’s EAGLE. (March 12, 2012, Page 10A)

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            3 vie for House seat in GOP primary

            U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee will face two fellow Republicans in Tuesday’s primary election as he battles to retain his 1st Congressional District seal, representing north Mississippi. (March 12, 2012, Page 1A)

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              Complaint filed against assistant police chief

              A verbal fight over a campaign sign during the primary election on Aug. 2 has led to local electrician Bubba Mize filing a formal complaint against Oxford Police Assistant Chief Joey East. (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)

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                Races to be decided Tuesday

                Voters will decide Tuesday who will be Lafayette County’s new tax assessor/collector during the runoff election. There are a total of four local races on the ballot. Voters will also finish choosing the Democratic nominee for governor and the Republican nominee for state treasurer. (August 22, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Kennedy returns as county coroner

                  Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy will serve for another four years after winning in Tuesday’s primary election. (August 3, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Raney takes Democratic ticket

                    Hollaman ‘Holly” Raney won the Democratic ticket in Tuesday’s primary in the House of Representative District 12 race. He will face Brad Mayo in the general election in November. In the District 10 race, Democrat Greg Hodges will go against Republican Nolan Mettetal. In the District 13 race, Democrats Don Randolph and Billy Gray will face each other at the runoff election. (August 3, 2011, Page 2)

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